Nicole Shanahan is originally from Cole Harbour and now lives in Truro. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an M.Sc. Environmental Sciences from the University of Freiburg in Germany. In Germany, Nicole studied the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on tree root growth as part of an international tree diversity experiment. She has been with the NSFA team since September of 2020.
Nicole has always been passionate about sustainable living and knowing where food comes from. Travelling and learning about new cultures, food is always at the centre, which is why she always tries to connect with resident farmers, hunters and/or fisherman to find locally supplied products. Nicole has worked on grain, olive, hops, and other farms locally and abroad and loves being a part of these communities.
Over the next year, Nicole will be working with the AgSector program on a number of deliverables and initiatives such as: developing a plan for career promotions, supporting Nova Scotia Young Farmers, managing the NS Ag Job Bank, managing SkillsPass, coordinating Workplace Education, and more!
We’re looking forward to having Nicole in this role.
“I’m excited about the collaborative nature of the role! I hope to get to know our NSFA and ag community members better and look forward to working together. I look forward to promoting the exciting careers in agriculture and supporting new entrants and young farmers,” said Nicole.